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Gibson Co. officials asking for help in push for arms at deadly railroad crossing


Gibson County Commissioners are asking for your help in getting crossing arms installed at the scene of this month's fatal train versus vehicle accident.

It happened August 6 on County Road 550 South, just north of Ft. Branch.

Commissioners say three people have died at the crossing in two years.

It's only been two weeks since 4-year-old Andrea Bullock died in that accident. Her family is making it their mission to get arms installed there to help save others in the future.

Daniel Bullock, Andrea's uncle, spoke at Tuesday's commissioner's meeting. Bullock says the railroad and INDOT need to prioritize and take a serious look into moving this request forward.

According to Commission President Gerald Bledsoe, INDOT would pay for the arms, but CSX would pay to maintain and run them.

He says despite fatalities, it can be a tough sell. That's why they and families of the victims are asking everyone who's willing to write and call their congressmen, INDOT and CSX, until something gets done.
"There's too many mothers, fathers, grandparents, children, nieces, and nephews that are out there that could be hurt. What we'd like to do is talk to Mr. Buchson and Toomes and ask for their support," Daniel said.

"No one has to die or lose a loved one for something to change," said Christine Ennulat, who's mother was killed two years. 

Here's more information if you'd like to help.

Rep. Larry Buchson
101 NW Martin Luther King Jr Blvd #124
Evansville, IN 47708
(812) 465-6484

Indiana Department of Transportation
100 N. Senate Ave., IGCN 755
Indianapolis, IN 46204

500 Water Street, 15th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32202
(877) 835-5279

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